Pastoral celebration

Pastoral celebration


Bethesda Church of the Living God will honor Pastor Cicero Battee on his 27th pastoral celebration at 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Sunday at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1645 North Road NE. Special guests will be Pastor Clyde and Serina Brooks of Holy Spirit CLGI in Akron; Pastor Derrick Moore of Chosen Generation CLGI in Pittsburgh; Bishop Joseph White, presiding bishop of Church of the Living God; Elder Lisa Harris, district superintendent; and Pastor Austin Shaw of Community Church of God in Christ. Musical guests will be Alicia Sheraton and Pool of Bethesda.

Groening lecture


The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends will have a 90-minute lecture featuring Arlene Barkan, leader of the Youngstown and Cleveland Communities, and Internet Children’s Community of North America, at 6 p.m. Thursday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St. A short documentary film will be shown. Admission is free. The Circle of Friends is not affiliated with Lord of Life Lutheran Church, or any other religion. Bruno Groening (1906-59) was a German healer who taught about the power of faith in overcoming disease. The Circle of Friends passes on his teachings through information lectures. To attend community hours, participants must be introduced at an information lecture. Contact Barkan at 330-372-3144 or send email to Visit

Seasons of Hope


Seasons of Hope, a Christ-centered and faith-sharing support group for the bereaved, will begin meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Jude Church, 180 Seventh St. The ongoing support group meets for fellowship, prayer, Scripture and sharing. For information, call Chris Evans at 330-402-5450 or the church office at 330-482-2351.

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